I'd like to thank both Jeff and Jared, since both of them (unbeknownst to them) had a hand in me actually getting one of the TIEs from my local Target about 2 hours ago. And here is why:
First of all, Jared's photo of the case and the X/5000 on its side caused my usually astronomical paranoia to go into overdrive. I began to worry that the TIE would be like every other item that Target hasn't stocked since June, and I would end up missing out on it completely, overpriced or not. So, Jared, thank you for fueling the paranoia to a point where I decided I needed to do something about it rather than take a wait and see approach.
Which brings me to Jeff, who was kind enough to post the DPCI numbers in another thread, and who was more or less the supplier of my means to find out about the stock status at this Target. Since gas prices were so high, and after having made a rather lengthy round-trip yesterday for employment reasons, I didn't want to have to drive back out, so I decided to roll the dice and call Target's CS desk at the local store, and see if they could check the DPCI.
Long story short, the young lady who answered the phone checked the DPCI, said they had them ("If they're not on the shelves, we've got them in the back"), and that she would get one for me and hold it at the CS desk until I arrived. An hour or so later, I was leaving Target with a brand-spanking new TIE Fighter, thanks to Jared's and Jeff's unwitting assistance. If I ever meet you guys in person, I'm buying each of you a drink.
So, yeah, the ship itself as stated earlier is 39.99 (it's still overpriced) plus your state's share. The figure is the POTF2 figure, and the wings are HUGE. I was expecting them to be a little bigger, but once I saw the box in person, I had to try and keep my jaw off the floor. After getting it assembled, it's even more impressively large. And despite constantly being told that size doesn't matter, the size of the wings is 12.5 inches wide by 15.5 inches tall. So it's significantly bigger than the vintage/POTF2/OTC versions and to my eyes, it's perfectly in scale for the first time ever.
The only sore point (aside from price and the POTF2 pilot) is the fact that one of the laser cannons on the front isn't completely painted on mine (the silver is missing, even though the red is still there). But, as the TIE I got was pulled from the back storeroom for me, I didn't want to push my luck.
So, in summation, cool and huge toy, still horribly overpriced, Jared and Jeff get a free drink, and I'm broke.